Obituaries for Dalhart

Jackie “Jack” Hunt – November 5, 2017

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Jackie “Jack” Hunt, 69, of Amarillo died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jack was born Oct. 15, 1948, in Wellington to Bill and Odell Hunt. He graduated from Wellington High School and completed three tours in Vietnam.

Jack was an avid motorcycle and fast cars kind of guy.

Survivors include a daughter, Sara Moore and husband Scott, of Amarillo; a son, Wayne Hunt, of Amarillo; two sisters, Cathy Canada, of Memphis and Vicki Gibson, of Dalhart; a brother, Kenny Hunt, of Lubbock; and 5 grandchildren, Riley Vegas, Marley Starr, Mack, Jesse and Casey.

David “Troy” Skarke – February 17, 2017

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

David “Troy” Skarke, 51, of Claude, died Friday February 17, 2017. Skarke Obit Photo

Rosary will be at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday in St. Francis Catholic Church. Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Scott Raef celebrating.  Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. in Claude Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Troy was born on February 3, 1966 in Canyon, Texas.   Troy graduated from Canyon High School in 1984. On May 31st, 1986, Troy married the love of his life, Joyce Ann Brorman of Vega. The two moved to Claude, where they farmed and ranched. He had a deep passion for his crops and with each new season, he strived to make a better crop with each new year. His occupation of farming became his love and hobby. He served on many agricultural boards including, U.S. Grains Council, Texas Sorghum Producers, Robinson Grain board of directors, and Milo Insulation. He was also active in his local community where he served as the president of the Claude ISD board of trustees for many years as well as serving on the Claude Clinic Medical board. Troy loved the Lord and was an active member of St. Francis Catholic Church. But most of all, Tory was a devoted husband, father, son, poppy, and friend to so many.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Skarke and daughter Sidney Skarke.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce;  two daughters, Kendra and T.Jay Sherrill of Claude, and Tori and Carson Williams of Goldthwaite and one son, Seth Skarke of Canyon; three grandchildren, Harrison, Barrett and Finnley; his mother Shirley and Don Richardson of Amarillo; 3 sisters, Jackie and Charles Curl of Amarillo, Roxanne and Roger Schenk of Umbarger and Nicole and Danny Hicks of Umbarger; Two brothers, Shane Skarke of Bridgeport and Chris and Lana Skarke of Umbarger; parents in law, Tony and Dorothy Brorman of Vega; in laws, Steve and Regina Brorman of Dalhart, Diane and Bernie Wieck of Amarillo, Deborah and Eric Walterscheid of Amarillo, Jeff and Christy Brorman of Big Springs, David and Vicki Brorman of Vega, Roger and Mandi Brorman of Vega, Sandra and David Britten of Amarillo, and Keith and Toni Brorman of Vega; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to St. Francis Catholic Church, 5005 Kinkle Road, Amarillo, TX 79108.



Nancy Anne Woods – October 11, 2016

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

woods-obit-picNancy Anne Woods, 91, of Dalhart, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at First Christian Church in Dalhart with Jeff Mize, pastor, and Rusty Hancock officiating.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Dalhart.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Nancy was born on September 20, 1925 in Teaneck, New Jersey to Oliver and Grace Morrow.  She earned a bachelor’s degree from Panhandle State University and her master’s degree in education from Wayland Baptist University.  She studied Spanish for three summer semesters at the University of San Diego in Guadalajara, Mexico.  She started a kindergarten program at the St. James Church before Kindergarten classes were available in public schools.  She taught high school Math, Spanish, and other classes for seventeen years in Hartley, Math for six years in Dalhart, and one year in Channing.  Her hobbies included genealogy. She was a member of the Better Mothers Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, The Colonial Dames, and the First Christian Church in Dalhart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herschel Woods; and two sisters, Jean Lake and Dorothy Lacey.

She is survived by three daughters, Elaine Rundle and husband Larry of Stillwater, Ok., Karen Hunter and husband Craig of Lockhart, Tx., Laura Sharp of Lockport, Kentucky; a son Karl Woods of Dalhart; two brothers, David R. Morrow and wife Phyllis of Poway, Ca. and Dan Morrow and wife Elsie of Blackwood, New Jersey; five grandchildren, Jill Ciomperlik, Jenny Lemley, Jake Hunter, Phillip Sharp, Valerie Sharp; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the First Christian Church, 602 Denver Ave., Dalhart, Texas  79022 or Coon Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 1422 Denver Ave., Dalhart, Texas  79022.

Marcus Edward Luera – August 11, 2016

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Marcus Edward Luera, 82, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.  Luera, Marcus Obit Pic

Rosary will be said at 6 pm, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Mass will be celebrated at 10 am, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Jose Gomez, as celebrant.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Edward was born Aug. 20, 1933, to Marcus and Ernestina Luera, in Nara Visa, New Mexico where he attended schools. He worked at ASARCO for 35 years and was a Catholic.

Edward married Sandy Rogers in 1990, in Amarillo.

A quote from Edward, “To all my loved ones, here today, gone tomorrow, go with God, He loves you, And I hope to see you again someday. Love and miss you all, Marcus Edward Luera.”

His brother, Herman Luera, died the same day.

Survivors include his wife Sandy Luera, of Amarillo; four daughters, Babette Luera, Cinamon Abbott, Tina Luera and Dorothy Rivera all of Amarillo; five sons, Jessie Luera and wife Liz, of Tucumcari, NM, Danny Luera, of Dalhart, John Abbott and wife Leigh, of Amarillo, Mike Luera and wife Stacy, of McGregor, and Patrick Rivera of Tucumcari; a sister, Betty Earle, of Santa Fe, NM; 21 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.



Patsy L. Funk – April 26, 2014

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Funk Obit PhotoPatsy L. Funk, 73, of Dalhart, died Saturday, April 26, 2014.  Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Dalhart with Ryan Smallwood and Kurtis Abla, youth pastor, officiating.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Dalhart.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Patsy was born on October 19, 1940 in Matador, Texas to G.F. “Buster” and Jimmie Lee Smallwood.  She worked for Dalhart TDCJ for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jeff Funk; a granddaughter, Jessica Funk; two brothers, Rusty Smallwood and James Smallwood; and a sister, Sharon Smallwood.

She is survived by her daughter, Jonna Preston and husband Steve of Dumas; a brother, Bobby Smallwood and wife Norma of Dalhart; one grandson, Craig Funk, and one great-grandchild, Serenity.

The family suggests memorials be sent to Hospice Care of the Southwest, 6600 Killgore Dr., Ste. 110, Amarillo, Texas  79106; or to Coon Memorial Nursing Home, 210 E Texas Blvd, Dalhart, TX 79022.

Victor Lovell Turner – August 19, 2013

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

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Victor Lovell Turner, 88, formerly of Amarillo, died, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in Plano.

Service and interment will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Memorial Park East Mausoleum with the Rev. Ken Cole, associate pastor of Saint Stephen United Methodist Church officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Victor was born February 14, 1925, in Dalhart to Cecil and Goldie Turner.  He graduated from Pawnee High School in 1943 and West Texas State University in 1966. Victor joined the Army Force in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1946. He met the love of his life in Stillwater, Oklahoma while attending Oklahoma State University and married Beverly Jane Corbett in Enid, Oklahoma, May 27, 1951. Victor and Beverly moved to Amarillo to start their new life where Victor was employed by Santa Fe Railroad in the audit department.  Victor held several accounting positions before opening his own service in Amarillo as an accountant and Enrolled Agent for the IRS. He operated independently until 1999 when he retired.

Victor was an avid golfer in the Amarillo area for many years and was proudest of his 4 holes in one during his golfing career. He was a member of the Amarillo AMBUCS organization based at San Jacinto Baptist church and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church while in Amarillo.

Victor and Beverly relocated to Plano, Texas to be with their daughter and her family in 1998 and also spent 3 years in the Seattle Washington area, while continuing to follow his daughter’s family, eventually returning to the Plano area in 2002. During his time in Plano, he continued golfing and became a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, and recently celebrated his 62nd wedding anniversary to Beverly this year.

Victor was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Carl Elton Turner of Slidell, Louisiana; and his son, Victor Richard Turner.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Turner, of Plano; his daughter, Neva Alford of Southlake and his daughter and son-in-law Patti and Rodney Thompson of Plano; he was proudest of his 6 grandchildren Cindy, Victor, David, Jonathon, Trey, and Monica and 5 great-grandchildren.

Bobby Barnett Jones – March 28, 2012

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Bobby Barnett Jones, 58, of Dalhart, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Danny Pritchett, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Jones was born on May 15, 1953 in Amarillo, Texas to Helen and Billie Bob Jones.  He worked in the lumber business in Amarillo and then moved to Lancaster and worked for the Wiener Lumber Co. where he was named Businessman of the Year in 1983.  Mr. Jones then moved to San Antonio and became the operations director for the Salvation Army in the Austin/San Antonio areas.  After being disabled in 2006, he moved to Dalhart.  He was a Christian.

He is survived by his mother, Helen Jones, of Dalhart, TX; two sons, Michael Nelson Jones and wife Natasha of New York City, NY and Christopher Brian Jones of Amarillo; two daughters, Amy Michelle Jones and Elaine Suzanne Jones, both of Amarillo; four sisters, Rickye Burch and husband Ronnie of Keller, TX; Leigh Anne Honaker of Cleburne, TX; Mickye Pritchett and husband Danny of Dalhart, TX; and Tammye Pettit and husband Donny of Dalhart, TX; two brothers, Billy “B. J.” Jones of Arlington, TX and Kevin Ray Jones of Venus, TX; and eight grandchildren.

Lev Old Connor – November 19, 2011

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Lev Old Connor, 85, formerly of Dalhart, died Saturday, November 19, 2011 in Amarillo.

Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at the Denver Ave. Church of Christ, 1420 Denver Ave., in Dalhart with Dean Whaley, Minister, officiating.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Dalhart.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Lev was born on December 26, 1925, in Dangerfield, Texas, to Terrell and Sybil Connor.  He served in the United States Navy during WWII.  He earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in 1950.  He was District Supervisor for the FMHA in the North Texas District for over 20 years.  He was also a homebuilder and developer.  He continued to support Texas A&M all of his life and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Lev was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Del Connor; two great-grandchildren, Jessica Hawkins and Kelsey Patterson; three brothers; and one sister.

He is survived by his stepson, Tommy Patterson and wife Martha of Amarillo; a sister, Margaret Ann Youngblood of Brownwood; four grandchildren, Guy Patterson and wife Melinda of Bushland, Joey Patterson and wife Kay of Amarillo, Mykie McClellan and husband Bryan of Dalhart, Tony McLain and wife Katherine of Houston; ten great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and seventeen nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be held from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the church on Tuesday.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent in memory of Lev Connor to the Ryan Williams Fight Against Cancer Fund at GOFUNDME.COM.